Hopefully we’re (LGBT citizens and activists) realizing — and the seemingly misdirected LGBT leadership is realizing — that those opposed to LGBT equality will not stop, (that they) will come up with ever more ugly and successful campaigns — like “bathroom panic“ — to strip us of our rights. Because, after them, our biggest enemy is our own complacency.
Michelangelo Signorile, Huffington Post
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04/07/2016 | Mississippi didn’t need its new “religious freedom” law “protecting” those in the state with a “sincerely held religious belief or moral convictions” in continuing its ongoing discrimination against LGBT people. The new law states specifically that those who believe that marriage “should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman” are empowered to discriminate in hiring, housing and public accommodations against gay couples, and it defines gender “as determined by anatomy and genetics at the time of birth” and “protects” blatant discrimination against transgender people in all areas.
But legal experts believed that kind of abominable discrimination in the name of religion had already been written into law because Mississippi had passed a draconian Religious Restoration Freedom Act (RFRA) in 2014 — literally referred to at the time as Mississippi’s new “religious freedom“ law, just like this one is now — something that’s been lost in the discussion this week. It’s important to raise it now, however, as it points back to the complacency of the media, big business and many in the LGBT community.
Michelangelo Signorile, Queer Voices Editor-at-Large, Huffington Post. His book, It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality, is due out in paperback with a new afterword, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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